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April '17

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78 • April 2017 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S RUNNING THE BUSINESS Welcome to the Sign & Digital Graphics 2017 Workflow Software Update, a resource for anyone looking to automate or streamline print-related operations. Whether you're running a single wide-format printer or multiple grand-format flatbeds, print production and workflow management are keys to a smooth- running shop. And when you consider the potential benefits from features such as device calibration, color verification and preflight check capabilities; it makes sense to check out these sophisticated software packages. This guide is intended to be a starting place for anyone looking to upgrade his or her print workflow. Contact individual vendors for more details. 2 0 1 7 W O R K F L O W S O F T W A R E U P D A T E Going with the Flow A guide to today's workflow software packages Product Name Aleyant - Wheaton, IL - www.aleyant.com Aleyant tFLOW call • • • • • • • • • • • Preflighting, automated proof creation, online approval and collabora- tion, prepress automation. Caldera - Strasbourg, France - www.caldera.com StreamLive $49.00 • • • • • • • • • • Job submission, file submission, preflight, production automation, live job-tracking, info exchange with third-party software, Caldera Suite connectivity, cloud-based solution. Nexio call • • • • • JDF/JMF controller/agent for the Caldera RIP. Supports job-submis- sions, jobs status query, RIP status query. DALIM Software - Kehl, Germany - www.dalim.com DALIM ES call • • • • • • • • • • • • Complete print production, collaboration, job review, approvals. Asset management system available. DIGS CC Inc. - Hull, MA - Naples, FL - https://signflow.pro Signflow.Pro $29.99 • • • • soon • • Jobs listed by customer priority (changeable). Organizes and tracks workflow details including design, approval, print, and etc. EFI - Foster City, CA - www.efi.com Enterprise Com- mercial Print Suite (with Monarch) call • • • • • • • • • • • Automated print production and management solution for large single and multi-plant operations. Midmarket Print Suite call • • • • • • • • • • • Available with estimating and planning tools developed for wide- and superwide-format graphics production. Quick Print Suite (with PrintSmith Vision) call • • • • • • • • • • Cloud-based; automates businesses process for small print shops with digital on-demand environments. Digital StoreFront call • • • • • • • • • Flexible, web-to-print e-commerce software. PrintFlow Scheduling call • • • • • • • Automates the scheduling process for printing. Esko - Miamisburg, OH - www.esko.com i-cut Suite call • • • • • • • • • Oversees complete design to print-to-cut workflow, including layout and cutting instructions for finishing tables. Automation Engine Avant call • • • • • • • • • • Automates workflow; can integrate with MIS, enabling automatic job creation/submission via XML data. GMG Color - Tuebingen, Germany - www.gmgcolor.com GMG ColorServer- www.caldera.com call • • • • • • • • Automated software to provide color match between different devices and printing methods, saving ink and making the print process more reliable. GMG CoZone call • • • • • • • Makes online approval processes efficient. Starting Price Subscription-based Service Stand-alone Software Print Production Management Workflow Management / Automation Online Proofing Preflight file-check Capabilities Color Verification Device Calibration Capability Accessable using Mobile Devices JDF (Job Definition Format) Compatible Integrates with Other Workflow Solutions Tech Support Core Features

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